Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/24/1994 01:52 PM RLS

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HB 69
                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                       February 24, 1994                                       
                           1:52 p.m.                                           
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
 Senator Rick Halford, Chair                                                   
 Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chair                                              
 Senator Suzanne Little                                                        
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
 Senator George Jacko                                                          
 Senator Fred Zharoff                                                          
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
 CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 69(FIN)                                                 
 "An Act relating to registration of and information about sex                 
 offenders and amending Alaska Rules of Criminal Procedure 11(c) and           
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
 HB 69 -  See Judiciary minutes dated 4/14/93 & 4/20/93.                       
          Finance report 4/28/93.                                              
          Rules minutes dated 4/28/93.                                         
      WITNESS REGISTER                                                         
 Doug Wooliver, Staff to House Majority                                        
 State Capitol                                                                 
 Juneau, AK 99801-1182                                                         
  POSITION STATEMENT:   Offered information on SCS CSHB 69(RLS)                
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
 TAPE 94-2, SIDE A                                                             
 Number 001                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN RICK HALFORD called the Senate Rules Committee meeting to            
 order at 1:58 p.m.                                                            
 CHAIRMAN HALFORD opened the public hearing on  CSHB 69 SEX(FIN)               
 (OFFENDER REGISTRATION).  He explained that the bill was on the               
 Senate floor on April 29, 1993, where several amendments were                 
 offered by a member of the minority, and it was then returned to              
 the Rules Committee.  He directed attention to a proposed SCS CSHB
 69(RLS) which he said deals with those questions in a way that is             
 agreeable to both the minority member and the sponsor of the                  
 Number 015                                                                    
 DOUG WOOLIVER, staff to Representative Ramona Barnes, voiced                  
 Representative Barnes' support for the changes made in SCS CSHB
 69(RLS).  He then outlined the following differences in the two               
 versions of the bill:                                                         
  (1)  Page 2, line 12:  The House version provides that the sex               
 offender shall register within seven days of release from a state             
 correctional facility.  The Senate CS adds "in-state" before the              
 words "correctional facility."  This addresses the concern that the           
 definition of "state correctional facility" is such that it doesn't           
 include contract jails, soft beds, etc.                                       
  (2)  Page 2, paragraph (3):  A sex offender who is serving a                 
 sentence for a sex offense conviction in Alaska, but who serves               
 that sentence outside of the state, has to register after becoming            
 physically present in the state after release.  The House version             
 provides the sex offender shall register within 14 days after                 
 becoming physically present in the state, and the Senate version              
 changes that requirement to within seven days after becoming                  
 physically present in the state.                                              
  (3)  On page 3, line 13 of the Rules SCS a definition of                     
 "correctional facility" was added that encompasses all the various            
 types of correctional facilities.                                             
  (4)  On page 5, line 2 of the Rules SCS the fee for an                       
 information request may not be greater than $10.  The House version           
 provides that the fee may not be greater than $5.                             
  (5)  Effective dates in the applicability section (Section 12)               
 were changed from "January 1, 1994" in the House version to "July             
 1, 1994" in the Rules SCS.                                                    
 Number 078                                                                    
 SENATOR RIEGER moved that SCS CSHB 69(RLS) be adopted.  Hearing no            
 objection, the motion carried.                                                
 Number 082                                                                    
 There being no other witnesses present to testify on the changes              
 made in SCS CSHB 69(RLS), CHAIRMAN HALFORD asked for a calendaring            
 SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that SCS CSHB
 69(RLS) be approved for calendaring at the Chair's discretion.                
 Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                      
 There being no further business to come before the committee, the             
 meeting was adjourned at 1:59 p.m.                                            

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